Microsoft Exchange 2010 New Features
Every IT organization is under tight budget and manpower constraints. To help combat these current economic conditions, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 has focused on highlighting three key areas to keep your server infrastructure agile, and up to date. They are: (1) flexibility and reliability; (2) anywhere access, and (3) protection and compliance.
Flexibility starts with the newly overhauled Server 2010 core architecture, which contains much needed features such as incremental deployment, easier copying of database mailboxes, and database shadow redundancy. Flexibility continues to play a dominant role with the newly updated permissions model as well. Exchange 2010 utilizes Role Based Access Control (RBAC) in leu of the permissions model used in Exchange 2007. Role Based Access Control gives you the ability to define very broad, or very precise, role structures. Power users and novices alike will appreciate the flexibility this permissions model provides them.
For the first time ever, Exchange Server 2010 introduced something known as the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant, which is a Web-enabled tool that can help you with your Exchange deployment. It simply asks you a few questions about your current computer setup, and will then create a custom checklist to make your deployment more hassle-free and reliable.
Under the anywhere access design principle, Exchange Server 2010 introduces a new Exchange Control Panel. This panel provides companies the ability to manage some traditionally on-site tasks remotely. These tasks include:
- Text Messaging Integration
- Voice Messaging Integration
- Multiple Mailbox Search
- Additional Proxy Addresses for Mailboxes
- Moderation and approval for distribution list submission
It also has some self-service capabilities that can be performed in the panel itself as well, obviating the need to call for traditional help desk support.
The access anywhere theme is also highlighted in this list of new text messaging features:
- Missed call and voicemail notifications
- Calendar and Agenda Updates
- Text Messages Sent and Received through Outlook Web App and Outlook 2010
- Text Message Synchronization with a Mobile Phone
Protection and compliance come in the form of a centrally managed information control center. This central control center includes the ability to more effectively intercept, moderate, encrypt, and block e-mail messages.
The following is a list of new messaging and compliance features included in Exchange 2010:
- Additional messaging records management (MRM) functionality to apply message retention policies
- Mailbox search features for cross-mailbox search with Advanced Query Syntax (AQS) support
- Personal Archive feature to provide users with online archive mailboxes and help eliminate .pst files
- Additional transport rules predicates and actions
These three themes come together to make an attractive update to an already successful product offering, and it is definitely worthy of your consideration.
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